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Celebrate Mystic – The Mystic Aquarium’s 50th Anniversary


Saturday, October 14th is the official Mystic Aquarium Celebration and Fireworks! Head to Mystic River Park at 1 pm and be a part of history as community leaders and special guests honor the Mystic Aquarium. At 2 pm, there will be a chilifest, beverage pavilion and live music! Then, grab your camera and meet us along the banks of the Mystic River for our Fireworks Celebration, sponsored by Foxwoods Resort Casino, at 7:30 pm.

1 PM - Mystic River Park

Presentation Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Mystic Aquarium

2 PM - Cottrell Street

Chili Fest, Bands and Beverage Pavilion



2 PM to 4:30 PM

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4:30 PM to 7 PM

Chili Fest Participants

7:30 PM - Fireworks Over Mystic River


Fireworks sponsored by Foxwoods Resort Casino will be launched from the Mystic River.

Mystic Seaport Museum

Mystic Seaport

Commemorate this historic event from the river’s edge at Mystic Seaport Museum! Bring a chair and set up along the waterfront to get a perfect view.

Before the show, play lawn games on the Village Green, grab a drink from Schaefer’s Spouter Tavern, and enjoy a musical performance by local favorite Wooly Mammoth. From rock to bluegrass to Americana folk, Wooly Mammoth will create an energetic atmosphere to celebrate the aquarium's anniversary.

Enter through the North or South Entrance. Doors open at 6 PM and fireworks begin at 7:30 PM.

Free for members and included for visitors who have paid General Admission / $10 for non-members arriving after 6 PM.

Fireworks Viewing Sites

Available Parking Lots

Union Baptist Church     $$

Corner of Willow & Washington St     $$

Mystic Museum of Art Parking Lot     $$

Rossi Little League  Field Up Rossie Pentway

If Parking in Residential Areas, Please Abide By All Posted Signs and Respect the Neighborhoods. Thank You!

Thanks to the Sponsors of the October 14th Celebration

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